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  • We Shall Overcome not covered by copyright

    September 14, 2017

    Civil rights movement anthem “We Shall Overcome” has been ruled to be in the public domain, with the Southern District of New York deciding that 1960 and 1963 applications for a copyright in the song were significantly flawed

  • Ropes & Gray hires PTAB chair from Oblon, and other US people moves

    September 12, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular update of people moves includes hires by Ropes & Gray, Norton Rose Fulbright, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, Hogan Lovells, Wolf Greenfield, Shook Hardy & Bacon and BakerHostetler. These include new roles for two former AIPLA presidents

  • Graham v Prince set to test the limits of fair use

    August 24, 2017

    A case that is heating up in a New York district court could have broad implications for copyright in the context of social media and the internet, and could ultimately end up at the Supreme Court

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    August 24, 2017

    Every week our Americas editor Michael Loney rounds up some of the interesting, amusing and simply weird IP stories from news reports and blogs. Utynam picks out a few recent highlights

  • Trump pushes investigation into China IP: what’s next?

    August 21, 2017

    President Trump has authorised an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of the intellectual property of US companies. While some believe this to be Trump’s way of forcing China to increase pressure against North Korea to stop developing nuclear weapons, others think Trump’s concern about how "IP theft" is affecting US businesses is genuine

  • The latest Americas IP people moves

    August 14, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular update of people moves includes hires by Orrick, Mintz Levin, Merchant & Gould, Foley & Lardner, BakerHostetler and King & Spalding, as well as Erich Spangenberg leaving Marathon and a new INTA chief representative officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • The latest people moves in the US

    July 13, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular update of people moves includes the latest on the new firm being established by Ropes & Gray partners, and hires by Morrison & Foerster, Crowell & Moring, BakerHostetler, Dorsey & Whitney, Steptoe & Johnson, Wolf Greenfield, McAndrews Held & Malloy and Foley & Lardner

  • The Top 250 Women in IP (2017)

    May 23, 2017

    Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practice

  • Beware the emoji trolls

    May 20, 2017

    Trademark counsel might find themselves with frowny faces if they do not take steps to protect emoji. A new paper from Eric Goldman, law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, discusses the law of emojis, including the trademark implications

  • Women in IP interview: Daralyn Durie

    May 17, 2017

    Durie Tangri co-founder Daralyn Durie is one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent patent trial lawyers. She talks to Natalie Rahhal about her career path and the unique challenges for a woman litigator

  • The 10 trade mark topics to watch

    May 04, 2017

    Brand protection is in flux. Technological and cultural trends driven by the internet and social media are bringing new challenges, while political developments such as Brexit pose their own problems. At this time of change, we have identified 10 key topics around the world that trade mark owners need to be on top of. By Michael Loney, James Nurton, Natalie Rahhal and Shaun Tan

  • US House of Representatives approves register of copyrights selection bill

    April 27, 2017

    The House of Representatives has approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, which would make changes to the selection process for the head of the Copyright Office

  • Women in IP Interview: Marla Grossman

    April 25, 2017

    American Continental Group’s Marla Grossman has recently been involved in legislative efforts to overhaul Section 101 and make the selection of the copyright register more efficient. She tells Natalie Rahhal about her career path to being an IP influencer

  • The latest people moves in the US

    April 19, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular review of the latest moves and appointments in the US includes hires by Oblon, Schiff Hardin, Covington & Burling, and Goodwin Procter, as well as the latest on the USPTO leadership

  • A catch-up with Mark Whitaker, MoFo partner and AIPLA president

    April 18, 2017

    Morrison & Foerster partner Mark Whitaker is in the middle of a busy term as president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He talks to Michael Loney about legislative fixes to patent venue and Section 101, what changes to the PTAB he would like, how responsive to IP the Trump administration will be, and the outlook for the International Trade Commission

  • Register of Copyrights selection bill clears House Judiciary Committee

    March 29, 2017

    A bill that would require that the head of the US Copyright Office is a presidential nominee has been approved by the US House of Representatives judiciary committee. Bob Goodlatte, the committee’s chairman, says this is “the first initial legislative step” of wider copyright reform

  • Managing IP North America Awards Winners 2017

    March 24, 2017

    The North America Awards Dinner was held at the Four Seasons in Washington DC on March 23, revealing the best intellectual property law firms, individuals and cases of the past year

  • US Supreme Court finds cheerleading uniform designs copyright eligible

    March 22, 2017

    The Supreme Court has held that the designs in a cheerleading uniform satisfy the test for copyright protection in its Star Athletica v Varsity Brands ruling. Observers say the decision provides a standard test to be applied to the separability analysis

  • US Supreme Court rules no laches defence available in patent cases

    March 22, 2017

    The Supreme Court rejected wholesale the Federal Circuit’s stance that laches be an available defence in patent law, in its SCA Hygiene v First Quality ruling

  • Latest people moves in the US

    March 15, 2017

    Managing IP’s regular review of the latest moves and appointments in the US includes hires by Goodwin, McDermott Will & Emery, Arent Fox, Dykema Cox Smith, Akin Gump, White & Case and Haynes and Boone.

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